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Phantastes Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 1 Summary

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Chapter 1 Summary

Anodos is a twenty-one-year-old man who embarks on a journey through Fairy Land. His journey takes him through a fantastic world where he meets a variety of people and creatures that teach him lessons about growing up. Anodos learns to throw off the whims of childhood, humble himself for the sake of others, and exert self-control. Anodos' tale is one of rebirth and growth as he reaches adulthood and takes control of his late father's estate.

The narrator, Anodos, awakens a little disoriented the day after his twenty-first birthday. He remembers the events of the previous day. Among his gifts were a set of keys to the secretary desk of his deceased father. When the narrator examined the desk, he discovered a secret compartment from which a small woman appeared. The woman called him Anodos and told him that she was his grandmother. She has come to...

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